What is a Home Inspection?

It is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of the home. A home inspection is a "checkup" on your potential investment. If a problem or symptom is discovered, we will make you aware of it and I may even recommend a further evaluation. A home inspection is not an insurance policy or a warranty. It is a method to assist you in understanding your new home.

Why do I need a Home Inspection?

A home is most likely the largest investment you will ever make. You should learn as much as you can about that investment before you buy. By knowing the condition of the home, you can make an informed decision that can minimize unpleasant surprises that appear after you purchase the home. As an added benefit, we will also comment on the maintenance of a home that could help you avoid costly future repairs.

Do I have to attend the Inspection?

No, you do not have to be there. However, we recommend that you try and accompany the inspector during the inspection. Each home is unique. Part of our business is personal attention and by accompanying the inspector during the inspection, we can begin to help you understand your home. The inspection is designed to be an educational experience.

What if my house FAILS an Inspection?

Homes cannot fail an inspection! No home is perfect. Our professional inspection is an examination of the current condition of the prospective home. The inspection will indicate any major or minor items that need attention. This information can then be used for your decision making process on the purchase of the home.

How do you report the information on the house?

You will receive an easy to read, detailed report. The report will contain any problem items that need to be addressed as well as maintenance tips. It has digital images to help you get a clear understanding of what is being reported. It will be available within 24 hours and can be delivered by e-Mail, fax, or mailed depending on your preference. The report can also be made available to your lawyer or agent.

How long will the Inspection take?

The time for an inspection can vary depending upon the size of the home. A typical inspection takes between 3 to 4 hours. The inspection may take longer if it is a large home or the home is in poor condition.

What if I have a Question?

Give us a call at 630-922-2569. We value you as a customer and our service to you does not end at the conclusion of the inspection. We are available to answer any questions about the report as well as help with any maintenance issues you have in the future. We are just a phone call away.